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Alleged bribery: Oshiomhole threatens legal action against Saraki
Fri, 16 Nov 2018

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole has threatened to take legal action against Senate President Dr. Bukola Saraki if he fails to provide evidence of inducement levelled against him.

In his reaction to Oshiomhole’s call that he resigns his position, after he defected to the opposition People’s Democratic Party, and that he has no moral ground to remain as senate president when his party is in the minority in the chamber, Saraki claimed that the APC boss also has no moral authority to remain in his position as bribery allegations trail his conduct of the party’s just-concluded primaries for elective positions in 2019.
In his reaction, Oshiomhole, through his Chief Press Secretary, Simon Ebegbulem, said in a statement, yesterday, that ‘a usurper of and pretender to the position of senate president, has no moral ground to call for the resignation of the national chairman.

“The unwarranted attack on the character of Adams Oshiomhole, by the senate president, is a pathetic and irresponsible resort to petty politics.

“It is sad that Saraki, who just woke up from slumber occasioned by his crushing defeat at the Port Harcourt presidential primary election of his party, could degenerate to such a low level.

“It is equally sad, but not unexpected, that Saraki, who is politically drowning, would make such libelous comments against the national chairman of the APC. And, I challenge Saraki to mention one name of an aspirant who gave money to the National Chairman or we file legal action against him.

“Whereas, the basis on which he made those comments was tenuous and unjustifiable, it is on record that Saraki has been in the eye of investigations by the EFCC and the ICPC for sundry cases of corruption.

“That is the same man that has taken it upon himself to question Oshiomhole’s credibility.

“We challenge him to mention one person who has claimed that he gave money to Oshiomhole to influence him and the decision of the party’s National Working Committee in the just-concluded primary elections.

“We insist that Saraki, with his kind of prebendal politics, is nothing but a monumental disgrace to the nation’s democracy,” he said.

Regardless, Saraki has described Oshiomhole’s proposed legal action as empty boast.

In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said he is ready to meet Oshiomhole in court.

“Nigerians are waiting to see how the president will handle the serious allegations against his party chairman. We expect the president, with his anti-corruption campaign, to institute thorough and transparent investigation into the allegations against his party chairman.

“Failure of the president to get to the root of the matter will finally destroy his ability and that of the party to continue to talk of any anti-graft battle.

“The president should let the investigation be thorough, open and transparent. This is no time for any cover-up,” he stated.

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Why El-Zakzaky can’t be released now ‘ El-Rufai
Fri, 16 Nov 2018

Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El- Rufai, has given an insight into why detained leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, cannot be released.
According to the governor, contrary to insinuations, El-Zakzaky is not being held illegally but detained on the orders of a competent court, being a suspect standing trial for multiple murders and other related criminal offences.

He said the Shi’ite leader is in custody as ordered by the court, in accordance with the law on murder charges, which is a capital offence.

El-Rufai made the revelations, yesterday, in Kaduna, when he received management team of The Sun Publishing Limited.

El-Zakzaky was arrested in 2015, following a confrontation between his group and the Chief of Army Staff, General Tukur Buratai.

Although there was an order by a Federal High Court in 2016 that he be released, El-Rufai revealed that the said order had no bearing on El-Zakzaky’s current case since he is currently being tried by the Kaduna State government and not the Federal Government.

The governor said the state government took time to investigate the Shi’ite leader and discovered that his activities for more than 20 years had caused several killings.

He said having concluded investigation, the state took custody of El-Zakzaky from the DSS and duly charged him with multiple murders.

Explaining the alleged daily expenses of about N3.5 million on El-Zakzaky, he said the money was not on feeding of the Shi’ite leader but on everything related to his protective custody.

El-Rufai said El-Zakzaky is guarded by a detachment of soldiers and DSS operatives who live in the place he is being kept and who are maintained by the state government.

He said: “The N3.5 million monthly feeding on El-Zakzaky is not only about his food, but other expenses on security men attached to him. The security men are permanently stationed with him, they surrounded where he is kept.

“He is in custody because he is facing murder charge which is not bailable, among other charges.

“As a government, we decided to proscribe Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) of which El-Zakzaky is the president because it is not registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). So any procession in the name of IMN is illegal, as far as Kaduna State government is concerned.”

Explains his choice of a female running mate for 2019 elections, he said it was done to tell female youths in the North that the woman’s place is not only to bear and take care of children but also to participation in governance and leadership.

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Minimum wage: Sack threat can’t intimidate us, Labour tells govs
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
The threat to sack workers is not new in the struggle for review of the national minimum wage in Nigeria the current one by the Governor cannot be used to intimidate labour. James Ojo, Abuja Oluseye Ojo, Ibadan The Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) has vowed not to bow to the threat by governors to sack workersover []The post Minimum wage: Sack threat cant intimidate us, Labour tells govs appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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I know how Boko Haram started ‘ Atiku
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has said he knows how Boko Haram started. READ ALSO:2019: Group begs Buhari, Atiku on peaceful electioneering In an interview with The African Reports, which he shared on his verified Twitter handle @atiku, Atiku said that politicians were to be blamed for the emergence of []The post I know how Boko Haram started ‘ Atiku appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Kogi, Nasarawa, Osun, others dirtiest states in Nigeria ‘Report
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Fred Itua, Abuja Kogi, Osun, Nasarawa, Zamfara and Kebbi, have been named as the five dirtiest states in Nigeria. On the other hand, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Abuja, Rivers and Niger emerged as the five cleanest states in the country. The revelations were contained in a report released yesterday, in Abuja by Clean-Up Nigeria (CUN), []The post Kogi, Nasarawa, Osun, others dirtiest states in Nigeria ‘Report appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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No crisis’ll stop elections ‘Lasun
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yusuf Lasun, has said nothing can stop next year’s general elections in the country. Lasun said this yesterday, in Abuja, during the opening of the Second Ordinary Session of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament. Reacting to fears that elections may not []The post No crisis’ll stop elections ‘Lasun appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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We’ve issues that question our unity ‘Buhari
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Obalonye, Abuja President Mohammadu Buhari has admitted that Nigeria still has issues that question her unity, but expressed the hope that, ‘with the determination, we shall remain strong and united.’ He reiterated his commitment to peace and unity across the country. He said this yesterday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, at the State House Conference []The post We’ve issues that question our unity ‘Buhari appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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How we stopped Okorocha from short-changing pensioners ‘ Durueke
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
What happened in Imo State was that the government issued a notice where it unilaterally cut the pension benefits of the pensioners. Magnus Eze, Enugu Uche Durueke, Executive Director of Centre for Peace Across Borders, led the Nigerian Bar Association’s team that represented Imo pensioners and secured judgment against the administration of Governor Rochas Okorocha []The post How we stopped Okorocha from short-changing pensioners Durueke appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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FIFA approves Stephen Keshi Stadium
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Federation for International Football Association (FIFA) has approved the International friendly between the Super Eagles of Nigeria against the Cranes of Ugandan in Asaba. The stadium will officially host the first international match, that will be the first time Super Eagles will be playing on that turf officially. READ ALSOMusa gets special role against Bafana []The post FIFA approves Stephen Keshi Stadium appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Musa gets special role against Bafana
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia attacker, Ahmed Musa is set to get a key role upfront,with the Super Eagles against South Africa, as Nigeria’s Coach, Gernot Rohr plans to deploy the stand-in captain as a ‘roving striker.’ In contrast with initial reports that Musa would be lined out as Nigeria’s’arrow head’ for tomorrow’s game at FNB []The post Musa gets special role against Bafana appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Akpeyi reveals South Africa’s weakness
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Chippa United goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi has identified one major weakness in the Bafana Bafana squad,that the Super Eagles should try to exploit, when both teams face off. The 32-year-old believed his experience in South Africa would be brought to bear if he’s chosen to be in goal ahead of his two rivals, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and []The post Akpeyi reveals South Africa’s weakness appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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We’re hungry, ready to stun South Africa ‘Ekong
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Udinese defender, William Ekong said the Super Eagles are hungry for glory and the new players in the team are capable of surprising hosts, South Africa tomorrow. The South Africans stunned Nigeria 2-0 in Uyo on June 10,2017.’This match is a new challenge for us, we are highly motivated,though it will be difficult playing away []The post We’re hungry, ready to stun South Africa ‘Ekong appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Chukwueze gets Mikel’s No 10 jersey
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Newly invited Super Eagles forward, Samuel Chukwueze will likely puton the number 10 jersey for Nigeria if he make his debut for Nigeria against South Africa tomorrow. The number 10 shirt of the Super Eagles is vacant in the absence of captain John Obi Mikel and Chukwueze had been handed the number as seen during []The post Chukwueze gets Mikel’s No 10 jersey appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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NEPZA generates $80bn
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Managing Director, Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) Mr Emmnuel Jime, has said that the organization attracted over $80 billion into the economy since inception and contributed to over 60 percent of the entire foreign direct investment that Nigeria attracts. Jime, who spoke yesterday in Abuja during the 2018 Commerce And Industry Correspondent Association of []The post NEPZA generates $80bn appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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UN spends $70m on humanitarian projects in North East
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (COHA) says it has spent about $70 million in various humanitarian projects in the north eastern states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe. Head of Communications for the OCHA, Ms. Samantha Newport,who disclosed this Thursday in Lagos while briefing journalists on the UN’s humanitarian efforts in []The post UN spends $70m on humanitarian projects in North East appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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NIPOST revokes licences of 30 courier companies
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Chinenye Anuforo The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has revoked the licences of 30-courier companies in the country. This was disclosed by its General Manager, Courier Regulatory Department (CRD) , Dr. Ishaya Diwa, at a media briefing yesterday in Lagos. According to him, the licences of the companies were revoked because the operators were not complying []The post NIPOST revokes licences of 30 courier companies appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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How estate surveyors boost rural development
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Many people in different sectors of our economy, mainly in rural development, do not know whom a valuer is nor his role in the course of rural development. Maduka Nweke Most people look up to those who already made money as the only people who are successful in life. They, in order, to be successful []The post How estate surveyors boost rural development appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Why you should get your priorities right
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
First thing must always come first in your order of things. If you hope to succeed in life, you must get your priorities right. Ladi Ayodeji Priority is a function of context. It depends on what you want and the importanceyou attach to things in your scale of preference per time. Sadly, most people fail []The post Why you should get your priorities right appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Lagos communities battle EKEDC over ‘crazy bills
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Yemi Saliu said in spite of the epileptic power supply in his community, EKEDC officials had always given the residents crazy bills at the end of the month Philip Nwosu It was a day of rage and protests. Recently, landlords and residents of 32 communities in Lagos tackled officials of the Eko Electricity Distribution Company []The post Lagos communities battle EKEDC over crazy bills appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Benue 2019: Voting APC will be suicidal ‘ Apedzan, pioneer PDP secretary
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
It’s near impossible to vote APC again. Any sane Benue person voting for APC is committing suicide given the pains we have gone through. Rose Ejembi, Makurdi The pioneer Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State, Mrs. Rebecca Apedzan, has said that anyone who votes for the All Progressives Congress (APC), in []The post Benue 2019: Voting APC will be suicidal ‘ Apedzan, pioneer PDP secretary appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Kano guber: Where we stand ‘ Voters
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
You can say that the voters in Kano don’t really have so many options to pick from. Likely voter Godwyn Ayegba, Businessman I am going to vote for Alhaji Abba Yusuf, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 elections in Kano State. It is a fact. Kwankwaso has done well []The post Kano guber: Where we stand ‘ Voters appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Kano’ll return Ganduje ‘Yassar, DG, media and communications
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Aminu Yassar is the Director General, Media and Communications to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State. He speaks on Ganduje’s chances in next year’s governorship election. READ ALSO:Kano guber: APC, PDP in titanic battle How will you rate the chances of your principal, Dr. Ganduje ahead of the 2019 governorship contest in the state’ I []The post Kano’ll return Ganduje ‘Yassar, DG, media and communications appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Baxter plots against Iwobi
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
A plan on how to stop Super Eagles midfield power house, Alex Iwobi by South Africa, when they play against Nigeria tomorrow has been revealed by coach of the South African team, Stuart Baxter. Iwobi stepped up into the playmaker role for Nigeria, with some measure of success in both AFCON 2019 qualifiers against Libya,which []The post Baxter plots against Iwobi appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Man U rules out January signings
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Manchester United’s board have not made any serious plans to sign players in January due to concerns over Jose Mourinho’s recent record in the transfer market, according to reports. Mourinho has made no secret of his frustration at the club’s failure to bring in defensive reinforcements during the summer as United missed out on the []The post Man U rules out January signings appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Morata: Sarri perfect for me
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is full of praise for Coach Maurizio Sarri -‘his system is perfect for me’.The former Juventus man had a difficult first season in England, but has been back to his best in recent weeks. ‘I was told that he’s a Coach who plays very well with the ball and loves tactical []The post Morata: Sarri perfect for me appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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EPL clubs agree on VAR next season
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Top flight football clubs will introduce video assistant referees (VAR) in the 2019/2020 season, the Premier League has announced.In a statement on Thursday,the league said clubs had agreed to launch VAR in principle at a Shareholders’ Meeting. The League will now make a formal request to the International Football Association Board and FIFA. Sorry, this []The post EPL clubs agree on VAR next season appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Pep want’s Napoli’s Allan
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Manchester City have joined the interest in Napoli midfielder Allan. At 27, Allan is set to make his Brazil debut this week after a first call-up by Selecaocoach Tite. His form has attracted the attention of major clubs from a cross Europe with City just the latest to make enquiries. READ ALSOArsenal, City scout []The post Pep want’s Napoli’s Allan appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Arsenal, City scout Junior Firpo
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Real Betis wing-back Junior Firpo is being scouted by both Manchester City and Arsenal following impressive performances,say reports. The Dominican-born defender only made his first-team debut at Los Verdiblancos earlier this year but has now established himself as a regular starter, making 27 appearances. READ ALSONigeria/South Africa: Rohr’s 23-man squad impressive ‘ Flying Eagles coach []The post Arsenal, City scout Junior Firpo appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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PenCom recovers N14.7bn unremitted contributions
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
On the recovery of unremitted N14.7 billion pension contributions, the Ag. DG said the Commission’s agents had to go after employers to ensure they comply. Isaac Anumihe, Abuja National Pension Commission (PenCom) is working out a modality for contributors to use part of their funds as mortgage. This is even as it recovered over N14.7 []The post PenCom recovers N14.7bn unremitted contributions appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Lessons to learn from US Midterm elections
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
With this setting, therefore, the 2019 elections, just like the US Midterm elections, would be a referendum on President Buhari. Onuoha Ukeh On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, when United States citizens fully exercised their franchise, in the Midterm polls, the expectationwas that the Democratic Party would sweep the senatorial polls and take over the control []The post Lessons to learn from US Midterm elections appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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South East roads, extortion and cost of living
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
The immediate consequence of the criminal extortions by the police is the skyrocketing of cost of living generally in the South East. Emmanuel Onwubiko For a week, I traversed the entire South Eastern states of Nigeria during a private visit to my countryside. South East of Nigeria is home to Igbo Nigeria’s strategic member of []The post South East roads, extortion and cost of living appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Nigeria beyond 2019
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Robert Obioha As the political campaign for the 2019 general election is about to begin, it would be advisable for Nigerian politiciansto think Nigeria beyond 2019. Those aspiring to lead all of us must be willing to tell us in clear language and terms where exactly they intend to take the country beyond the election []The post Nigeria beyond 2019 appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Curtailing the abuse of social media
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Being a platform that encourages unrestrained communication among users, social media produces the kind of fun that grabs people’s attention. Tayo Ogunbiyi Social networking sites which started from Orkut, followed by Twitter and Facebook, have become the vogue across the world, especiallyamong the youth because it makes communication easy, seamless and extremely interactive. Just a []The post Curtailing the abuse of social media appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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A promise kept in the land of promise
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Ime Atim At this point in the history and political life of Akwa Ibom State, one cannot but agree with Late General Sani Abacha when he labeled the State Land of Promise. Akwa Ibom state since its creation has truly been a land of promise. It had the right vegetation and resources (both natural and []The post A promise kept in the land of promise appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Rapists on rampage in Gombe
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
The recurring cases of rape and other forms of child abuse in Gombe State have sparked off anger and protest among the members of the public Abdulrazaq Mungadi, Gombe These times are bad for the Commissioner of Police, Gombe State Command, Alhaji MohammedGarba Mukaddas. Not when cases of rape of minors is staring his command []The post Rapists on rampage in Gombe appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Convergence of stars as Faith Mission C&S church celebrates annual harvest
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
It was a coming together of notable names from the Business, Political, Religious, Traditional rulers and the entertainment sector of the country under one roof as Faith Mission Cherubim and Seraphim Unification Church of Nigeria held its 2018 Adult Anniversary Thanksgiving Service, Segun Adio who was at the service reports. As early as 10:00a.m, on []The post Convergence of stars as Faith Mission C&S church celebrates annual harvest appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Triumphant gathering of saints as C&S Lagos chapter holds 5th Anniversary
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Members of the Cherubim and Seraphim Unification Church of Nigeria, Lagos State chapter, converged at the St. James C&S Church, Aboru, for the 5th annual General Conference and Thanksgiving ceremony to chart a new course for the church, Bianca Iboma who was at the event reports. When the Local Organising Committee of the Lagos []The post Triumphant gathering of saints as C&S Lagos chapter holds 5th Anniversary appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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Revamping NAFDAC’s obsolete equipment
Fri, 16 Nov 2018
The disclosure that 80 percent of the equipment of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has not been working, is disturbing. The Director-General of the agency, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, made the disclosure when she received members of the Senate Committee on Health, who were visiting federal health institutions in Lagos. []The post Revamping NAFDACs obsolete equipment appeared first on The Sun Nigeria.
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